The Pink Parachute Project: Laugh It Off (5x7)
Laugh It Off
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph, printed on fine art paper
5” x 7” print
Matted and signed
Description: The inspiration for this image was to showcase how women are judged for their emotions, but this is also one of our strengths. We can smile and laugh it off, because the reality is that women’s emotions are one of the most powerful traits we possess. Laughter IS the best medicine. When one can truly laugh off the absurdity of all the dramas faced, especially if they appear to be of a life or death nature, the reward is laughter and nothing feels quite as good as a great belly laugh in spite of it all.
Women bear life. Like a tree whose roots run deep and hold the earth around it together, women are the roots of society and civilization. We make the difference for future generations. Like a parachute, we take charge of our direction, steering it to land where we choose. The parachute can be thought of as an anchor, or as a tool to help reach a destination. The destination I am aiming for is full-on equality.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
Teodora Pogonat is an award-winning, published fine art and portrait photographer. Born in Bucharest, Romania, and raised in Miami, she settled in Austin in 2000. Her photographic style is strongly influenced by the multi-cultural environment she grew up in, and from extensive domestic and international travel.
After leaving a career as an electrical engineer in 2013, Teodora transitioned to professional photography. She earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Professional Photography with a minor in portrait and wedding. She is a candidate for a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) accreditation, granted by the National Professional Photographers Association.